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A "real" pack with a "real" hip-belt.
Although not ultralight:

In GEAR » UL packs with "real" hipbelts?
March 18, 10:05am

Here's some pic's of my McHale Merkebeiner: The front Utility pocket contains a MLD Grace Duo Spinntex Tarp, T...

In GEAR » McHale Packs -- Observations & Comments
March 14, 10:09am

ULA or Granite Gear
I'd agree with Granite Gear packs as well, the old Nimbus Ozone or their new Blaze 60, just make sure that the hip-belt is removable or interchangeable. I prefer the side pockets on the ULA pac...

In GEAR » Which Gear to Replace for 3 month AT Hike
March 13, 12:28pm

I'd recommend a ULA Catalyst as well, its within your price range, and you might be able to score a lightly used pack, from here,off of Gear Swap. You'll have the ability to get a smaller h...

In GEAR » Which Gear to Replace for 3 month AT Hike
March 13, 10:04am

Yep, Rand and the boys are great to deal with. Waiting for the Evernew 1.3 ultralight pots come in, then I'm going to order a Sidewinder Cone, and the aforementioned pot. Its a slightly larger ...

In GEAR » Caldera Cone System
March 12, 4:59pm

Re: Bandoleer pack
I "might" be interested in one of these packs, but would want dual shoulder straps, Like a normal pack.Price might be a deal breaker too, I know cuben is $$$$.I'd need a 21" back...

In GEAR » TrailLite Designs - Bandoleer Pack
March 08, 12:54pm

Re: ESBIT efficiency
Wider pots are much more efficient as well. I plan to use my H Keg, with the non-wood burning Ti Cone, exclusively with Esbit. I bought the sidewinder system for my Evernew .9 Ti pot to use with...

In GEAR » Esbit Logic
March 07, 12:13pm

2 bivys
I use 3 bivy's all for different types of weather to be expected. I use a large Epic topped bivy in winter, recent weekend trip was -22 for a low, and I had thin ice on top of my bag. Easy to s...

In GEAR » All wet in my bivy - WHY?
February 21, 9:25am

Not recommended?
I think or now recall that the wording they used was, they do not recommend the use of the Bear Vaults, in the area of Marcy Dam. We probably took this to mean that you could not use them at all, r...

In GEAR » Bear Vault in the Dacks???
February 07, 8:47am

Well......I was just there this past September and the regulations that we found, stated that you needed a Garcia bear canister for certain areas of the eastern high peaks, Marcy Dam, Avalanche lak...

In GEAR » Bear Vault in the Dacks???
February 06, 4:46pm

All Reader Reviews by Michael Fogarty

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McHale Chasm
I bought my McHale Chasm pack to be my one and only do-all pack, and I've not been disappointed in the least. First off, the workmanship is second to none. Next and most importantly is the fit. ...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
November 14, 11:39pm

As with all of ULA's gear, their workmanship is excellent. Load transfer is good, and I could remove .9L plattys, from the side pockets, without needing to remove the pack. I would have scored th...

In Backpacks - Frameless
May 14, 8:29pm

Mountain Laurel Designs Zip
I just recently received my Zip pack, delivered as promised, within 8 weeks. First off the workmanship is probably the best I've seen, easily on par with ULA. The Green Sil-nylon is thicker th...

In Backpacks - Frameless
August 22, 5:32pm